Re: debimg 0.0.4 released
Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> DISTRIBUTION OF DEBIMG TEMPORARILY STOPPED.
> MAY BE CONTINUED IN A CORRECT WAY LATER.
thanks. feel free to let me know if you need help in future about the
> In my opinion the copyright file provided with the package does not
> specify a specific license version.
you're wrong on that one, it does.
> Instead, it is "licensed under the
> GPL", which means version 1, 2 or 3. Simply referring to a specific file
> name is in my eyes no legally correct restriction.
that's wrong, sorry.
additionally, it's common understanding that unless you explicitly
express that something is licensed under 'GPL $version, or later', it's
only distributable under 'GPL $version'. or in other words, in genereal
you are, unless explicitly expressed otherwise, not allowed to choose
the version of the license.
> Using machine-interpretable copyright can help.
as said in the previous mail, this only affects older syslinux version
before 3.70; current ones are using also GPL-2+ for debian/* and use
machine interpretable format for debian/copyright.
> Since the syslinux source code is licensed under GPL-2+, the resulting
> binary is GPL-2+.
nope; see previous mail: you need to provide sources for the resulting
binary, whereas 'source' means what is defined as source in the GPL. the
GPL defines source as actual source code *including* all build
systems/scripts that were used to build the binary. as you have used the
binary from the debian package, you also need to ship the debian/* in
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